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SubjectRe: [RFC 5/8] compaction: remove active list counting
On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 01:25:22AM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> acct_isolated of compaction uses page_lru_base_type which returns only
> base type of LRU list so it never returns LRU_ACTIVE_ANON or LRU_ACTIVE_FILE.
> So it's pointless to add lru[LRU_ACTIVE_[ANON|FILE]] to get sum.
>
> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>

hmm, isolate_migratepages() is doing a linear scan of PFNs and is
calling __isolate_lru_page(..ISOLATE_BOTH..). Using page_lru_base_type
happens to work because we're only interested in the number of isolated
pages and your patch still covers that. Using page_lru might be more
accurate in terms of accountancy but does not seem necessary.

Adding a comment explaining why we account for it as inactive and why
that's ok would be nice although I admit this is something I should have
done when acct_isolated() was introduced.

--
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs


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